MIDWEST RECRUITING: Burney brushes up on the Indiana gridiron signings over the holiday break
Breaking down a few the most recent college football connections in Indiana (and they were some biggies!):
Warren Central’s David Bell, the state’s top wide receiver recruit, publicly committed to Purdue at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in Texas. The smooth, soft-handed 6-foot-2 split end chose the Boilermakers over Indiana and Ohio State and actually signed during the holidays last month.
Bell is the definition of a winner and big-play threat in both football and basketball. Back in November, he helped lead nationally-ranked Warren Central to a 6A state title on the gridiron. Last winter, he was the starting point guard on the school’s hoops squad. He finished off a brilliant prep pigskin career this past fall by hauling in 85 balls for 1,550 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Andrean’s Cam Williams, the No. 1 linebacker recruit in the state, signed with Indiana and Evansville Reitz’s Mike Lindauer, arguably the premier drop-back passer from Hoosierland’s current quarterback crop, inked with Cincinnati, after de-committing from Southern Illinois. Williams (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) averaged 65 tackles and eight sacks per year over the last two campaigns. Lindauer (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) lit the competition up for almost 4,000 yards through the air (3,858) and 51 touchdowns as a senior. His 10,805 passing yards for his high school career ranks fourth-most all-time in IHSAA history.
Beech Grove's Josh Fryar, one of the most coveted offensive line prospects in the state's junior class, just nabbed a Michigan State offer. The 6-foot-5, 305 pounder also holds bids from Ohio State and Oregon among others. Rumors continue to swirl about Florida State entering the picture soon.